Manda McCormick

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8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body strength and cardio routine that will boost your metabolism, blast …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

3 Signs You're Dehydrated

Thirst isn't the only tipoff that you need to drink up.<p>Ask any fitness expert to list a couple of common workout roadblocks, and dehydration will likely always make the cut. It's a killer! You need water to exercise—you <i>thrive</i> on it—yet so many women spend their days dehydrated. So, what gives? It …

Don't Get Sidelined When You Start Running

Here's your quick primer to stay healthy as you head out the door for your first run<p>As the weather grows ever warmer, it's tempting to lace up your running shoes from last year and head out for a run. But don't go from zero to 10K right away.<p>Most running injuries happen because guys do too much too …

6 Surprising Foods That Are Hurting Your Oral Health

These otherwise healthy bites may be damaging your pearly whites.<p>There are the obvious smile saboteurs: soda, hard candy, energy drinks—all of which are high in sugar, one of the primary dietary contributors to cavities. "Sugar is a sticky carbohydrate," says Jennifer Jablow, D.D.S., a cosmetic …

3 Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

For those times when the gym just seems SO. FAR. AWAY.<p>Getting pumped to exercise is a funny thing. Sometimes you're totally feeling it and legit <i>jump</i> out of bed to go running in the morning. Other times, the mere thought of making your way to the gym makes you want to curl up under the covers. For …

How Research Says You Can Cut Back On Snacking

You have to get in on this super-easy trick.<p>We've told you before about how you can cut back on mindless munching. And now, a new study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> found another way: Just think about how over-snacking will impact your health next year. Yep, that's all! <br>For the study, researchers asked …

The 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Eat Anything

If you've heard terms like "mindful eating" or "conscious eating" before, you may wonder what they actually mean, or, more importantly, how to practice them.<p>As a certified health coach, people often ask me how to slow down and practice mindful eating, so I have devised the following four questions …

Are You A Procrastinator Or A Pre-crastinator?

While some of us put off difficult tasks until the last minute (<i>hello</i>, procrastinators!) a new study shows that many people also do the opposite: "Pre-crastinate."<p>The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, examines the phenomenon of "pre-crastination" -- that is, wanting to finish a …

Psychology

This Will Inspire You To Express Gratitude For The Little Things

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Why Learning How to Meditate Changes Everything

There is a Hindu saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will show. Meditation was certainly that teacher for me. Meditation and I first met each other almost four years ago during a period in my life when the challenges on the path before me were great -- the launching of a startup, the …

Why You're More Stressed by Home Than Work

A new study out from the Council on Contemporary Families suggests that contrary to most surveys, people are actually more stressed at home than at …

Oregano Can Satisfy Your "Salt Tooth"

Compared to those with healthy blood pressure (BP) levels, hypertension sufferers are more likely to hanker for salty snacks, suggests a small study …

Light exercise linked to less disability

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who engage in plenty of light movement have a lower risk of developing a disability and losing their capacity to care for themselves, a new study suggests.<p>The study included middle-aged and older adults who had knee osteoarthritis or were at high risk of …

Walking Could Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

Taking regular walks could help people with chronic kidney disease live longer, a new study suggests.<p>Walking was associated with a decreased risk of death, as well as a decreased risk of needing a kidney transplant or dialysis, among people with chronic kidney disease, according to the new findings …

Getting Digitally Fit

Six months ago, I committed to getting fit -- not just physically, but digitally. I was a digital slob, and it was affecting my health and well-being. My digital consumption lacked balance, focus and discipline. It all began in the 1980s.<p>I grew up when the Internet was Arpanet, digital was a …

Don't Fry Day: A Reminder to Protect Your Skin

For many of us, May is the month when we can finally put out our patio furniture, go biking or hiking, and dust off the beach gear -- summer is coming, and we are all too happy to get outside and enjoy the long-awaited sunshine. But for all of us, May is also Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and …

Cancer

Turning Your Dog Into Your Workout Partner

Many dog owners know their furry companions need more exercise and playtime than they have the time or energy to provide. Are you among them?<p>And how awful do you feel as you prepare to head out to the gym or go for a bike ride, while your little buddy shadows you through the house, hoping he'll be …

Don't Drink the Maple Water: Which Health Drinks Are Actually Healthy

Liquid nutrition is having a moment. From kombucha teas to high-priced “cleanses,” grocery stores are devoting whole aisles to a rash of new …

What to Ask Before You Speak

Last Friday, I had to unexpectedly say goodbye to Banjo, my beloved dog of 12 years.<p>As I wiped away a constant stream of tears, I also felt stressed about giving a speech in less than 48 hours to a respected group of women in Portland.<p>I had been looking forward to this event for months, and now I …

Magnetism

Should You Keep a Diary of Your Relationship?

Because there's an app for that<p>For those who want to track their romantic ups and downs in living color, The Boyfriend Log is a new app that serves as a relationship diary on your smartphone. Each day you pick a color-coded adjective and decide if your love life is romantic, happy, flat, sad or …

7 Ways to Impress People

What pops into your head when you think about how we impress others?<p>Money? A prestigious career? A beautiful face? Being famous?<p>If so, think about what could hide behind these top four <i>impressive qualities</i>. Behind the money: loneliness, lack of genuine relationships. Behind the career: a CEO can …

The Absolute Stupidest Haircuts of All Time

Guff<p>These people need to get their money (and hair) back.<p>article<p>http://guff.com/the-absolute-stupidest-haircuts-of-all-time

Money

Deadly China blast at Xinjiang railway station

<b>A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's western Xinjiang region has killed three and injured 79 others, officials and state media say.</b><p>The attackers used explosives and knives at Urumqi's south railway station on Wednesday, officials said.<p>The local government described it as a …

Extremism